HD16:9, 14 min, 2012
Text by Ben Seymour & Magda TothovaDOP by Gerald KerkletzSound design by Paul Philipp Heinze
A: When we met them, space was not an option. We were stuck somewhere in between. Kind of lost. They told us about their world. The houses and flats they lived in. They told us there was an outside to all of this, and then there was the sky. And beyond the sky there was the outer space.
B: When we first heard their voices, we were surprised how naive they sounded. In a gentle way their questions put us in a strange mood. They told us they have never seen the sky, the sun or the moon. They heard about them but have never experienced the sun touching their skin. We were amazed. In a sad way.
A: How could we explain to them where we came from? We barely understood, where they were coming from. They mentioned they served some kind of inhuman, anonymous subject called capital and that their society was totally unequal with a lot of scarce. But then again, they believed their society was the first to imagine universal equality. We had our doubts.
B: We couldn′t really figure out where they were from. They said something about their ancestors, who enslaved nature and that′s what confined them below the ground. There was kind of a catastrophy, which caused a huge devastation... and the damage was irreversible. After that those who survived seemed to refuse rebuilding the old power structures which they couldn′t recollect at all. The only thing they could remember was that the old system was violent, destructive and it caused the death of′their outer space.